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Old 08-29-2008, 01:10 PM   #22
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Re: Why the evolution of the term "prog"?

Originally Posted by Hepcat View Post
I suppose I should accept the way the nomenclature has evolved but it's tough for me not to bristle when I hear that bands like the Doors, Cream, Led Zeppelin, Santana and the Rolling Stones are no longer classified as "prog". After all, I was there listening when all the experimentation began and progressive rock was born.

Never thought of the Stones as prog, although they dabbled with new and wondrous forms in the late 60s. The term "progressive rock" has come to define music, by my reckoning, with odd time signatures and atypical lyrics played by exceptional musicians.
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